NJ – Comic Book Men Blood Drive

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Press Release:

Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash is teaming up with Central Jersey Blood Center to hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 11am – 4pm! Join Ming Chen and the team from Comic Book Men at this lifesaving event. Text “comic” to 444999 to sign up. 20% off merchandise at Secret Stash for all donors at the blood drive! Also, get a chance to meet special guest Elvira – Mistress of the Dark!

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Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
35 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 758-0508

AZ – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Changing Hands Books on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM! The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress visits with her new children’s book about identity and immigration.

PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of tickets and books available. Order your book online now before they sell out.

EVENT GUIDELINES
Seating is determined by letter group (indicated on tickets) and opens at 10:30am.
→ $16.95 + tax: One (1) copy of This is Me and admission for one (1) adult and up to two (2) children
Signing line forms after the event by letter group printed on tickets.
Event guidelines may be subject to change.

CAN’T MAKE IT? Click “add to cart” below and we’ll have your book signed and reserved for you. We ship worldwide!

ABOUT THE BOOK
What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country, and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, “Hi there, this is me!”

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, working with her longtime illustrator Laura Cornell, brings her whimsical verse to the subject of immigration and identity. In this picture book, various children—inspired by their remarkable teacher—talk about what they’d bring with them if they could only take one suitcase to their new home: photographs, a favorite book, grandfather’s beret. Which things do they love most? What best expresses who they are? At the end, the question is posed to the reader: “What would you take? Which things would say to the world, this is me!” The book ends with a pop-up suitcase, which the child can then fill with his or her favorite things. It opens with a teacher reading to her class… “My great-grandmother came from a far, distant place. She came on a boat with just this small case.” And ends with an exercise where the child reading would decide what of his or her own items would be packed into the provided suitcase if faced with needing to make that decision. The last spread is a pop up suitcase that can be filled!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAMIE LEE CURTIS is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. She is also an actress known for her roles in Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and the television series Scream Queens. She and her husband, the actor Christopher Guest, live in Los Angeles with their two children.

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
480.730.0205

DC – An Evening with Alan Cumming

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Actor Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, X-Men 2) appears at Sixth & I on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

In You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, the light-hearted follow-up to his acclaimed Not My Father’s Son, Alan Cumming, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor, novelist, and activist, combines personal stories with his own photos to create a scrapbook of highlights from the off-stage portions of his life in show business. Told with wit and panache, these funny, insightful, and often self-deprecating tales of Cummings misadventures feature stars including Helen Mirren, Carrie Fisher, Oprah, and more.

This event will not include a public signing; all books will be pre-signed by Cumming.

Tickets available at the link.

Sixth & I
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Florida SuperCon moves 2017 show to Fort Lauderdale

Supercon_2017Florida Supercon is the LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida. Supercon takes place JULY 27-30, 2017 at THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION CENTER!

Find the best in Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture in South Florida. Florida Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

Tickets are ON SALE now at http://floridasupercon.com/florida-supercon-tickets/! SAVE an extra 10% OFF until Labor Day 9/5/16 UNTIL LABOR DAY 9/5/16 with PROMO CODE: EARLYBIRD
FSC is JULY 27-30, 2017

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard • Fort Lauderdale FL • 954.765.5900
SUPERCON PHONE: 954.399.1330 info@floridasupercon.com

Florida Supercon is MOVING to The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center!

Why Fort Lauderdale?

Construction at The Miami Beach Convention Center and the surrounding area will be in high gear next year and would have prevented us from putting on the quality of show that you deserve.
Fort Lauderdale is welcoming us with wide open arms. They have a gorgeous facility with room to accommodate all of the attendees from Supercon 2016. We will sell out again like we did this year, but there’s room for all returning fans who buy tickets in advance.

We will be taking over the entire Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on all 3 floors! It is approx. 29 miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center, and will be closer for some, and further away for others. We hope that the quality of convention that we put on will bring everyone back in 2017.

**Please note that Fort Lauderdale has removed the security checkpoint from Eisenhower Blvd so that attendees can drive up to the parking garage and Convention Center from the 17th Street entrance without stopping to show ID.**

There are thousands of parking spots on site, and we will run shuttles between the official hotels and parking garages in the area.
This will be our best year yet!

For more information on Florida SuperCon visit the website!

CA – Art of The Iron Giant Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is honored to present Insight Editions’ publication of the most beloved animation film, The Art of the Iron Giant on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Finally we have a rare collection of concepts and artwork behind the scenes in this very book.

Come join us in this most special occasion as our veteran artists & animators share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the art book!

000000000000000-art-iron-giantFeatured Panelists:
Teddy Newton – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Michel Gagne – Special Effects Animator/Supervisor
Dominique Louis – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Alan Bodner – Art Direction
Dennis Venizelos – Background Supervisor
Chris Sauve – Supervising Animator

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Ben)
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

NYC – Where Am I Now? Signing

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Press Release:

The Astoria Bookshop is pleased to announce a reading and signing with local author and actor, Mara Wilson for her new memoir Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 PM in conjunction with the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend programming. Where Am I Now? is a hilarious and authentic journey from “the coolest girl to ever dump Hollywood” (Refinery29). Mara opens up about her life as a child star, losing her mother at a young age, and her bumpy journey into womanhood. This is an open event, however Mara Wilson will only be signing copies of Where Am I Now? and attendees who purchase their copy from The Astoria Bookshop will be prioritized in the signing line. The Astoria Bookshop is now taking pre-orders for Where Am I Now?.

Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of? Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney’s, the Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. She has appeared on Broad City and the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and will guest star on upcoming episodes of BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City.

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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

MD – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday, Scream Queens) appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign her new children’s book THIS IS ME!

Barnes & Noble
4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-986-1761

NYC – Cosplayers Signing

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Press Release:

Colorful grease paint, gravity-defying wigs, and elaborate sewing marvels: welcome to the wonderful world of cosplay. Comic book writer/artist, and animator Dash Shaw loving explores this costume-crazed fandom in his latest book Cosplayers.

Dash will be joined in conversation with writer and curator Dan Nadel on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7 PM. Additionally, Dash will be screening animations along with a small preview of a film based on his book Doctors, which will be premiering at the New York Film Festival in October.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017 Dates Announced

Planet Comicon, Kansas City logoPress Release:

Planet Comicon Kansas City will return to Bartle Hall on April 28-30, 2017. The event is one of the nation’s largest comic book and pop culture expos. The 2016 show drew more than 70,000 attendees to downtown Kansas City, MO. Fans of superheroes, science fiction, and fantasy gathered to collect celebrity autographs, meet comic book creators, explore vendor tables, participate in cosplay events, attend hundreds of hours of programming, and connect with fellow fan

Guest announcements and ticketing details for 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks. “Planet Comicon Kansas City is all about the fans, and we’re planning the biggest, most exciting show ever for 2017,” said Planet Comicon CEO and Founder, Chris Jackson. “The challenge is always to top the previous year.”

Highlights from the 2016 show included a salute to Marvel pioneer Stan Lee during which Kansas City Mayor Sly James issued a proclamation designating “Stan Lee Day in Kansas City.” In addition, the world’s best pop culture writers and artists filled Bartle Hall with their diverse and impressive work; celebrities and special guests spent hours signing autographs and taking photos with their dedicated fans; and a couple celebrated their love for Planet Comicon Kansas City by getting married at the event to kickoff the convention weekend.

For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

AZ – Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Signing

000000000000000-aeyn2k_marvelAuthor, illustrator, and photographer Adam Bray visits Changing Hands Bookstore on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th at 4:00 PM with his newest DK guide – covering the ins, outs, and behind-the-scenes of the Marvel Comics Universe.

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Seating is determined by letter group (indicated on tickets) and opens at 3:30pm.

→ $19.99 + tax: One (1) copy of Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and admission for two (2) people

  • Signing line forms after the event by letter group printed on tickets.
  • Event guidelines may be subject to changes.

ABOUT THE BOOK
DK’s Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know is packed with fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and quirky insights into everyone’s favorite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Discover why the Hulk comes in three different varieties—green, gray, and red—and how a frog once gained Thor’s powers! This unique guide sheds light on the most fascinating corner of the Marvel Comics Universe, from secrets of the Super Heroes to the making of Marvel’s finest and strangest comic moments.

From behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts, Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know will surprise and delight new and die-hard Marvel fans.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ADAM BRAY is a frequent contributor to DK Star Wars™ and LEGO® Star Wars books, including Ultimate Star Wars and the best-selling Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. Visit him online at twitter.com/authoradambray.

Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067

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